The Accommodation of Mormonism and Politico-Economic Reality
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
Davies describes the various aspects of accomodating to 'gentile' society. War, depression, and education forced Mormons into non-Mormon areas, while labor conflicts slowed the process. Manual workers have not accomodated and compose the largest group of inactive members. Reasons listed are: working on Sunday, working in a 'rough' environment, less opportunity for church service, less formal education, Democratic political beliefs, and the traditional Church antagonism toward unionism. Davies concludes that accommodation to the labor world is still lacking.